Here’s a head’s up for our other popular summertime meal: the annual fish fry will be served Friday, August 19. The regular monthly roast beef dinner will be Friday, August 5. Both dinners served 5 to 6:30 p.m., for a hot but cool $10 per person.
Club 55 for seniors continues to meet throughout the summer months, 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays in the banquet room. Enjoy cards, conversation and the air-conditioned comfort! All welcome.
The repatriation of Master Corporal Francis Roy of the Canadian Special Operations Regiment based at CFB Petawawa is scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 29 at CFB Trenton.
The Highway of Heroes procession for the fallen soldier is anticipated to pass under Colborne bridges over the 401 shortly after 3 p.m..
MC Roy was serving in Afghanistan as a member of the Special Operations Task Force. He was found dead from non-combat related wounds at approximately 6 a.m. local Kandahar time on June 25 at a coalition forward operating base in Kandahar City.
Present to pay their respects at 8 Wing, Canadian Forces Base Trenton at 2 p.m. Wednesday will be His Excellency The Governor General of Canada, The Right Honourable David Johnston, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, General Walt Natynczyk, Chief of the Defence Staff and other dignitaries.
To mark our 80th anniversary as a Royal Canadian Legion branch, set aside Sunday afternoon, 1:30 to 5 p.m., July 31 to join us for a celebratory barbecue. There will be deep-fried chicken legs and/or wings, veggie, fruit and cheese trays, breads, hotdogs, sausage on a bun and homemade burgers. Our celebratory cake will be something to see — tiered yummy-ness! This is your opportunity to support the Colborne Legion and all it does for our community.
The Colborne Legion/Optimist Club is looking for a theme for the 2011 Santa Claus Parade. A prize will be awarded to the winning entry as selected by the Parade Committee.
You have until Friday, July 15, 2011 to enter. That also happens to be the date of our annual Christmas in July deep-fried turkey dinner!
Entry forms and drop box are available at the Legion Club Room and may be submitted at the Colborne Legion any day after 1p.m. — or you may submit your entry online at: email@example.com.
Please write down your theme suggestion, your name, phone number and e-mail so the committee can contact you.
Noel time again! The annual summertime deep-fried turkey dinner — “Christmas in July” — is coming up July 15. This is always a crowd-pleaser. The team gathers outside early in the afternoon to get the turkeys frying … hot work but the results are a taste sensation. Serving is 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 15. Cranberries, new potatoes, gravy, sweet potatoes, Caesar salad, peas and, for dessert, pumpkin squares. The cost remains a very reasonable $10 including dessert, tea and coffee.
With the postal strike over, we are back on track for Shop and Support orders. Our next order will be due this Saturday, July 2 by 5 p.m. Orders will be placed every other week after this and the schedule of dates is posted in the Legion Club Room.
Thanks to all those who have waited patiently for orders to be placed. For more information, contact Nancy Heighton at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Yeah, Canada! On Canada Day July 1, we have new food fare offerings to ensure your celebrations are yummy and hassle-free. From 12 noon to 4 p.m., enjoy the barbecue offerings: bratwurst sausage (sauerkraut and/or fried onions optional) on a bun, hot dogs and/or our homemade hamburgers, coleslaw tomatoes and trimmings, too.
Canada Day cake will be served at 2 p.m.! Enjoy the patio and camaraderie.
Then, from 4 to 6 p.m., you can order up a barbecue plate dinner for just $7 per person. Try the hot roast beef on a bun with gravy, plus potato and three-bean salads, or go for sausage on a bun, hot dog or homemade burger. That includes Canada Day cake for dessert!
With over 200 members now, Royal Canadian Legion Br. 187 Colborne welcomes another new member June 21, 2011. Jon Ton was inducted at the general meeting with membership chair Brenda Graham and President Patti May presiding.
Ruth Millar, a long-time volunteer and members of the Royal Canadian Legion Br. 187 Colborne Ladies’ Auxiliary, was awarded a life membership in recognition of her services. The award was announced June 17 at the annual Ladies’ Auxiliary (LA) dinner hosted by Branch 187 for its LA members and volunteers.
The award, presented by current LA President Tracey Loveless, left, was presented to Ruth Millar, the official Past President of the LA.
The award, oresented by current LA President Tracey Loveless, was presented to Ruth Millar, the official Past President of the LA.